Wed.Aug 15, 2018

Math Success with No Textbook

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandi Tolen on Episode 338 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mandi Tolen shares how she teaches math, engages students and teachers to standards with NO TEXTBOOK.

Timeless Learning: Progressive Education Based in How Humans Have Always Learned

Digital Promise

What does learning look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? How does a five-year-old learn? A 13-year-old? A 17-year-old? And… if a child had never seen or heard of a school, what would his or her learning experiences be as they move from age four to age 18?

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Plan a Memorable Back to School Night

Ask a Tech Teacher

Back to School night is a time-honored ritual where teachers and parents meet, with or without children, and preview the upcoming school year.

Four Actions to Make Your First Year As a Superintendent Count

Education Elements

Let’s just be clear: there is a very short honeymoon period for a new superintendent. From day one, people have expectations of you as the new superintendent. They want you to be exactly the same or completely different than your predecessor.


5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

10 ways to make good Google Classroom assignments better

Ditch That Textbook

If you’ve used Google Classroom for long (or even if you’re just beginning to use it), you’re likely to see that there’s not a lot to it. Google Classroom was created to help teachers teach and learners learn so that tech stays out of their way to do it. Less tech, more teach. And Google […]. Ed Tech g suite Google Apps google apps for education google classroom googleedu

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Full-day kindergarten is great for kids, so why isn’t it required?

The Hechinger Report

Full-day kindergarten students Januel Soto and Guijermo Rodriguez work on drawing pictures as part of a writing workshop project at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. NASHUA, N.H. — “Fact or opinion?”

How to Sketchnote


TODAY on EduSlam we release the second short video in our two-week series: . How to Sketchnote – Featuring Sylvia Duckworth. To watch the video which will be released today but disappear on Sept 4. Sign-up HERE. What is Sketchnoting? Sketchnoting is a form of visual-notetaking.

Back-to-School Tips: Setting a Positive Tone From Day One


The start of a school year is a great time to set the tone for your classroom climate as a space for students to thrive and create. What follows are strategies for teachers and school leaders to create an environment the supports innovation from the first day of school.

English spelling doesn’t always make sense, so this tech breaks it down

The Hechinger Report

Magic Ladder gives readers an extra set of clues about how to pronounce words because written English so often just doesn’t make sense. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Happy 12th birthday, Dangerously Irrelevant!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Today is this blog’s 12th birthday. I’ve been at this since 2006 and every time I write here my heart sings (2,218 posts and counting!). But… lately I’ve been quiet in this space.

The Importance of Podcasting for Educational Leadership and School Administrators


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today we welcome school administrator and podcaster Dr. Greg Goins on the podcast to discuss the importance of school administrators bringing podcasting and personalized professional development into their inner circle.

9 Updates for Google Classroom (and 3 more to come)


When Google Classroom launched in 2014 it was immediately a valuable tool to save educators time and increase connection with students. Since then Google has continued to make updates to Classroom , bringing new features and improvements.

The Importance of Podcasting for Educational Leadership and School Administrators


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today we welcome school administrator and podcaster Dr. Greg Goins on the podcast to discuss the importance of school administrators bringing podcasting and personalized professional development into their inner circle.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Combat Back-to-School Stress

Discovery Education

Three Benefits of Mindfulness in the Classroom. LG and Discovery Education want to help you discover your happy. Through a series of guest blog posts, we’ll cover topics from the science behind happiness to how to make the most of the Discover Your Happy resources.

Technologies Schools Must Have to Stop Ransomware

EdTech Magazine

Technologies Schools Must Have to Stop Ransomware. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:11. Ransomware hackers continue to threaten and target K–12 schools , and they’re not likely to quit anytime soon.

Provocations to Excite Learning!


TODAY on EduSlam we release our next short video in our two-week series: . Provocations to Excite Learning with Trevor MacKenzie. To watch the video that was released today, but will disappear on Sept 4. Sign-up HERE.

Teaching is Both Art and Science. How to Work Toward Improving Your Instructional Practice


Social media is bubbling with signs that a new academic year is about to begin. In those spaces, we are sharing stories of the dreams in which we show up to class without having done any of the needed preparation—or forgot where to go in the first place. Despite this being my 14th year in higher education, I still feel nerves at the start of a semester. My hopes are high for creating experiences that will challenge and encourage learners.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

mindSpark Learning Recognizes Milestones of $1M Grant for Education


mindSpark Learning, a non-profit dedicated to re-engineering education through educators with unique professional learning experiences for both the school leader and teacher, announced today its $1 Million Grant for Education has impacted 4,253 educators from 78 schools across the country since its launch on January 25, 2018. On average, 73% of applications are accepted. [ Enhancing Professional Collaborations ] To date, mindSpark Learning has awarded $244,555 to 82 applicants. The Morgridge Family Foundation donated $1 million to create this grant in partnership with mindSpark Learning. Grant award amounts have ranged between $23,000 for district-wide professional learning and $545 for individual institute tickets. Most recently, these funds brought Social-emotional Learning (SEL) Training to 700 educators in Washington County, Virginia and a six-month Education Accelerator (EA) to 24 preschool and daycare providers in Dunnellon, Florida. Educators can apply for the $1 Million for Education Grant through September 20, 2018. Any awarded funds must be used by May 31, 2019. The application can be filed online at Organizations interested in supporting educators through matching grant funds, externships and internships can visit this website. Ed Tech Ticker grants Professional Development News

3 Technologies to Help Health Care Students Learn to Care for Aging Populations


At The College of Westchester, where I work, our Allied Health programs are a vital part of our offerings. The demand for health care workers is expected to see continuous growth in many areas of the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum, Part 2


The goal of computational thinking is really about getting students to use computer type thinking to solve real world problems. So often we are the users of algorithms, but rarely are we creating them. Facilitating this skill for our students will allow them to innovate, understand, and find purpose.

6 key principles for a successful SEL program

eSchool News

A social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum adds valuable lessons to a student’s normal school day that will help propel them beyond academic success and onto success in life. No matter the program, there are common practices that lead to creating a successful and sustainable SEL environment.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Peerless-AV® Announces New Smart City Kiosk


AURORA, Ill. August 15, 2018 – Peerless-AV, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its Smart City Kiosk (KOP2549-XHB, KOP2555-XHB).

Innovation right from designing class room


The classroom is personal, it’s a place the teacher designs for themselves and their students to be able to work together to inspire, excite and explore. It’s a place where the children come each and everyday to see friends, talk, learn and discover. A place of safety, calm and care.

iOS  App Develops and Reinforces Coding Skills


TapCoding No games, just clear tasks for learning to code in Swift Pros: Students work with real Swift code, and there's a range of activity types to master concepts and syntax. Cons: Can't stop mid-lesson and save progress; not enough support for younger students.

MindShift Podcast Season 3 is Coming Soon!


It’s that time of year! We’re back with a new podcast episodes. This season, we investigate the intangible, and often overlooked, elements of academic success: emotional safety, trust, and relationships.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.